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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sketch, Sketch, Sketch..,

I have rounded up several sketches that I did a while ago . I was participating in the, sketching from life, forum on wetcanvas.com. This is the best site for artist! Sketching from life on a daily basis is one of the best ways to improve ones skills as an artist. I wish I was more disciplined. If there was one bit of advice I would give about becoming a better artist it would be to sketch something from life everyday, devote at least 30 minutes a day. I should really practice what I preach.


Sketch items from around the house. Short 30 minutes or less contour line drawing.



Do some longer studies using shading to add dimension and depth


Sketch larger objects, focusing on proportion.

Accessories make good subjects for sketching!


Go out in the fresh air and sketch some trees. Experiment with different media.


Food is another excellent source for sketching. Who knew macaroni and cheerios could be so interesting!? Experiment with different media, pencil, acrylic, colored pencil.


Quick 30 second or one minute gesture drawings are excellent exercises in observation and drawing. I did these during my son's gymnastics class.

Another classic subject matter is the portrait of others and yourself.

Always remember, Practice makes perfect. And Patience, Patience, Patience.

15 comments:

The Redhead Riter said...

Cindy, for you...

http://theredheadriter.blogspot.com/2009/08/secrets-friends-and-sharing.html

motherinc said...

hey hey! dropping by from SITS. nice blog and really cool sketches!

motherinc said...

and Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Yaya said...

You are so talented!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

artangel said...

These are wonderful! I keep saying that I will try and make time to do some art every day - such a great practice to get into - but I never seem to be able to get past 3 days! One day...!

Summer said...

Jealousy!!!!!

Your drawing are amazing....

I can barely draw a stick figure. =)

missy said...

all i have to say........AMAZING!!!!!!!

♥georgie♥ said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest"

you an amazing artist!!! I am in awe ...AWE I tell ya

mub said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

I am always amazed at people who can draw. I can "craft" things, but when it comes to the artistic side of things I really fall flat *L* I love the sketch of the washing machine especially =)

Inspiration Avenue said...

What exquisite talent you have! Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today and visiting our party!
♥Sharon & the girls of Inspiration Avenue

The Redhead Riter said...

I just wanted you to know that I belly laughed at your comment of "It is a little sad that he inhaled Alice." If the aliens are watching, they think I am a strange creature...all alone in a room, staring at a computer, and then suddenly, out loud, a huge laugh.

Have a great day!

Mammatalk said...

Now, that's some talent. Good for you keeping your skills sharp!

Jolene said...

You are an amazing artist! Thank you for stopping by my blog last week and for mentioning me in your post!

aosgood said...

god I wish I could find more time for sketching - I get drowned out in business and internships that I just don't!

isn't it just SO relaxing? :)

Marie said...

Hello Cindy - you already know that your drawings captivate me, but I just have to say that this post on your sketches is so amazing. I especially love the palm tree sketch. You are so very talented. You've got skillz girl! Thank you for sharing this God-given gift with us! =)

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com